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Welcome to At Violinos

Are you looking for accommodation with a difference? Perhaps something musical and romantic? Look no further. At Violinos near Ashburton fits this description. It is BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION, MUSICAL FARMSTAY and ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY

At Violinos has been created to offer guests the ultimate musical experience. It's unique concept provides guests with an unforgettable hands on approach to music. It caters for people of all ages. It is fun, informative and anyone can do it, no musical knowledge is required. People with good musical knowledge can play more intricate tunes.

Come and enjoy the stunning panoramique views and relax in the beautiful, musically themed gardens. Besides musical interludes guests can have fun with games such as giant Chess, Checkers, Connect Four and a Swiss game called Nine Men Morris.

At Violinos cottage is situated on a 23 ha farm in rural Canterbury, New Zealand. We are 5 minutes from Ashburton, 15 minutes from Methven, a skiing village at the bottom of Mt Hutt, which is one of the biggest ski fields in the South Island and only one hour south of Christchurch International Airport (86kms).

Guest comments:

We have stayed at numerous places as we have travelled the South Island but this is the BEST place ever!! The service is incredible, the kindness was amazing. We felt at home! The decor beautiful, art wonderful. All the attention to detail. We would stay again any time, all this hospitality and 2 beautiful cats!! Thanks so much.

Paulette & Mark, Oamaru

Heaven now has a name, it' s Violinos! It was an honour and a privilege to bathe in Violinos ambience.

Mike, Dunedin

Came back! Amazing hosts, warm welcome. Great additions to the musical farm. Music is actually cool here! Definitely our second home! Will come back.

Radu & Lucia, Belguim - Europe

Your cottage was a ringing success. The scale of accommodation makes you want to sing. Thank you for a lovely stay. Bellissima!

John, Wanganui

Contact Details

Ruth ph.+64 3 3024 680
Cell ph +64 27 6028 239


629 Methven-Highway
RD 6
Ashburton 7776

New Zealand
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Day Tours

Free day tours are included for people staying in the accommodation!
Guided day tours can be booked through the contact form.
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